Heed our Ad­vise: Health Min­istry Warns

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The Min­istry of Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices con­tin­ues to re­mind the pub­lic to take nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions to safe guard their health.

Af­ter a dis­as­ter it al­ways is an­tic­i­pated that there is a pos­si­bil­ity of a surge of dis­eases. While the Min­istry con­firms that there is no out­break of any dis­eases at this stage, peo­ple are urged to take heed of health ad­vice is­sued by the Health Min­istry. Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices Jone Usa­mate said pub­lic health is now a fo­cus area and is be­ing strength­ened with con­tin­u­ous ground work at af­fected ar­eas. “We are work­ing and mon­i­tor­ing the situation on the ground. How­ever we must not be com­pla­cent and our fo­cus must be on en­sur­ing that we are look­ing af­ter our health. “While the Min­istry is com­mit­ted to this, peo­ple must ad­here to the health ad­vice be­ing is­sued”.

Fol­low­ing sim­ple steps can as­sist greatly in pre­vent­ing the spread of dis­eases. For in­stance: de­stroy­ing mos­quito breed­ing places, proper hand wash­ing be­fore han­dling food and af­ter vis­it­ing the toi­let, boil­ing drink­ing wa­ter and prac­tic­ing proper hy­giene. “While the Min­istry is do­ing ev­ery­thing it can within its ca­pac­ity we need peo­ple to be proac­tive when it comes to their health. Part of our mis­sion is to en­sure that peo­ple are em­pow­ered to take own­er­ship of their health”.

Health aware­ness ac­tiv­i­ties through out­reach teams and through me­dia plat­forms will con- tinue as the Min­istry con­tin­ues to work around the clock to fully re­store health ser­vices in af­fected ar­eas. Source: Min­istry of Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices

Min­is­ter of De­fence Ti­moci Natuva and Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices Jone

Usa­mate dur­ing a visit to Koro.

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